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Local Lodge 69

Little Rock, Arkansas

Phone: (501) 565-0059

Locals award service pins

HANS HOOGENDOORN, right, receives a watch commemorating his 55-years of membership in Local 549 (Pittsburg, Calif.) from BM-ST Mark Sloan. Chartered in 1983, L-549 is a shop, ship building, and metal working lodge.

Local 1 • Chicago

JOHN SKERMONT, BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

  • 45 YEARS — James G. Hagan, Robert F. Schwartz.

Local 40 • Elizabethtown, Ky.

MICHAEL AUTRY, BM-ST of Local 40, Elizabethtown, Ky., reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

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Reporter  V53N1

Joshua Carter wears Boilermaker pride every day

JOSHUA CARTER, WHOSE photo appears on the cover of the Boilermaker Reporter, wears his devotion to the Boilermaker trade where anyone can readily see it — on his right forearm.

“Once I started boiler-making, I knew I wasn’t going to do anything else,” said the graduate apprentice from Local 69 (Little Rock, Ark.).

Locals  L-69

Area competitions test graduate apprentices

Great Lakes Area Competition

Events determine finalists for national title

THE U.S. NATIONAL Apprenticeship Competition marks the highest level of skills and knowledge testing for Boilermaker graduate apprentices. But before the finale, contestants are selected at the local lodge level to compete in their geographic areas.

In 2013, 37 graduate apprentices reached their area competitions, from which eight were selected by judges to enter the nationals.


L-169’s Opalewski wins top graduate apprentice title

L-169’s Christopher Opalewski hoists the first place trophy after being named the top graduate apprentice for 2013.

National award is first for an H2H contestant

CHRISTOPHER OPALEWSKI, a member of Local 169 (Detroit), became the first military veteran indentured through the Helmets to Hardhats program to be named the top U.S. Boilermaker graduate apprentice, following a four-day competition at L-169’s training center in Allen Park, Mich., Sept. 22-25. The 26th annual competition was held under the auspices of the Boilermakers National Apprenticeship Program (BNAP), with L-169 serving as the host lodge.

Locals  L-7, L-69, L-85, L-154, L-169, L-242, L-433, L-502

AEP wins 2013 Edison Award for Turk Plant

Aerial view of the J.W. Turk Plant under construction. Photo courtesy of AEP/B&W.

Boilermakers played key role in ultra-supercritical facility

EDISON ELECTRIC INSTITUTE (EEI), a leading utility trade group, has awarded American Electric Power (AEP) the 2013 Edison Award, the electric power industry’s most prestigious honor, for the company’s completion and commerical operation of the John W. Turk, Jr. Power Plant located in Hempstead County, Ark.

Starting operations on December 20, 2012, Turk is the first U.S. power plant to employ an advanced ultra-supercritical steam cycle.

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Locals  L-69
Reporter  V52N3

Local 69 wins NACBE safety award

Local 69 (Little Rock, Ark.) BM-ST Rodney Allison, center, accepts the top NACBE safety award on behalf of his local. Joining in the presentation are (l. to r.) NACBE Exec. Dir. John Erickson, NACBE Pres. Eric Heuser, IVP Warren Fairley, and IP Newton Jones.

OSHA recordable rate drops below 2.0 for first time

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of Construction Boilermaker Employers (NACBE) presented its annual safety awards to the 2012 top-performing locals from the Boilermakers’ four U.S. vice-presidential sections March 4, during the Construction Sector Operations conference held at Marco Island, Fla.

Local 69 (Little Rock, Ark.), representing the Southeast section, took national honors with zero lost-time accidents, zero compensable injuries, and zero OSHA-recordable injuries. L-69 BM-ST Rodney Allison accepted the award.

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Locals  L-4, L-69, L-105, L-237
Reporter  V52N2

L-169’s Coulter wins national apprentice competition

L-169’s Blaine Coulter is named top U.S. graduate apprentice.

GRADUATE APPRENTICE Blaine Coulter, Local 169 (Detroit), won first place at the 25th annual Boilermakers’ National Apprenticeship Competition, held Sept. 23-27 at L-169’s training center in Dearborn, Mich.

Locals  L-5, L-7, L-40, L-69, L-85, L-169, L-242, L-500

National apprenticeship competition begins

Joshua Breedlove, L-69 (Little Rock, Ark.) goes to work in the arc gouging exercise.

Eight contestants test at L-169

DEARBORN, MI, Sept. 24, 2012 – Eight graduate apprentices who placed first or second in their area apprenticeship competitions earlier this year began competing for national honors at Local 169 facilities yesterday.

Candidates took extensive written tests Sept. 23 and today began their practical tests, including reeving, ropes, and knots, arc gouging and safety, and tool identification and CPR.

Locals  L-5, L-7, L-40, L-69, L-85, L-169, L-242, L-500

Boilermakers help build first U.S. ultra-supercritical unit

Two Boilermakers help direct a tube section lift. Photo courtesy of MOST/Martin Communications

Cutting-edge Turk Plant uses less coal and water, reduces emissions

THE FIRST-EVER commercially-deployed, ultra-supercritical power generation unit in the United States is under construction in southwest Arkansas — and Boilermakers are playing a leading role in the project.

The $2.1 billion, 600-MW J. W. Turk Jr. Plant will feature the latest environmental controls, according to majority owner Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), an American Electric Power (AEP) operating company.

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Locals  L-69
Reporter  V51N1

Conference honors Boilermakers for CAF, LEF support

Donations build Brotherhood’s political strength

LODGES, VICE PRESIDENTIAL sections, and individual members that excelled in raising money for CAF and LEF in 2010 received special recognition during the LEAP conference in Washington, D.C., March 21.

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Reporter  V50N2

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